The Penang International Food Festival is a 16-days event celebrating the diversity of Penang food, ranging from popular local hawkers street food to ‘fringe’ food festival featuring cafes, food trucks and so on. The festival starts from 15th to 30th April.
For more info, please refer to its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/penanginternationalfoodfestival/.
People queuing up for a bowl of Teochew chendul (or cendol) at the famous stall at Penang Road, George Town.
The exact location of the stall is actually along Keng Kwee Street (Lebuh Keng Kwee) in George Town. Chendul is a traditional dessert popular in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is usually made up of coconut milk, jelly ‘green noodles’ and red beans served with shaved ice and palm sugar.
A bowl of Penang Teochew Chendul.
A street hawker at Kimberley Street, George Town, selling fried bee hoon at night.
Today marks the birthday of the Jade Emperor deity.
During the Chinese New Year’s 15-days period in Penang, the celebration for the birthday of the Jade Emperor will fall on the 9th lunar day of Chinese New Year. This day is particularly celebrated a lot by the Hokkien community in Penang and is also commonly referred to as the Hokkien New Year. There will be lots of prayers, food offerings and various festivities held for the Jade Emperor on this day. Two popular areas in Penang where this day is celebrated are the Jade Emperor Pavilion temple at Ayer Itam and the Clan Jetties area at Weld Quay, George Town.
This KFC outlet is housed within an old heritage bungalow which is located at along Larut Road, George Town. It is also one of the oldest and biggest KFC outlets in George Town.
Gala House is a restaurant and cafe made up of a two-storey heritage style townhouse located along Muntri Street, George Town. It serves various pasta (quite well known for its fusion style), western cuisine as well as coffees and other drinks. Additional space is available at the upper floor and the balcony too for those who enjoy a sip of coffee or beer while overlooking the street below.
Previously, the same townhouse is also the home of another restaurant called Soul Kitchen.
For more info, one may visit its Facebook page here; https://www.facebook.com/galahouse.com.my or official website at http://www.galahouse.com.my/.